#TrackNigeria – The police have announced the arrest of two kidnap for ransom suspects.
A press release by Lagos Police PRO, DSP Bala Elkana said the Force acted on a petition referred to the state command.
Elkana said “On 4/7/2019 at about 1216hrs Operatives of the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) followed up a petition referred to the Command by the Force Headquarters Abuja to Ibadan Oyo State. The Operatives acted on credible intelligence with the support of Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU) arrested two suspects at Ibadan namely, (1) Thoa Akorede ‘m’ and (2) Alhaji Muhibudeen Akorede ‘m’.
“In the process, the victim one Mathew Isichei chukwuebuka ‘m’ aged 19yrs was rescued. Prior to his rescue, the victim had been in their custody for a period of nine days without being fed.”
In his statement, the victim according to the police press release, “stated that he was called through his phone, that he doesn’t know how he got to Ibadan, that on arrival, he was given something from a black pot to eat, that he lost his senses and was ordered to surrender his phone to them and the phone was program to reject any incoming calls except the only line that they were demanding the ransom through.”
“That they collected all the money in his possession and were demanding for more. He was taken to an ATM point where they withdrew the sum of N10,000 from his account.
“They demanded the sum of thirty million Naira (30,000,000) to be paid into the victim’s bank account as ransom. The victim has since been reunited with his family.
The suspects were charged to Court and remanded in prison custody, the police said.